Thursday, August 07, 2014

You Say That...

...as if it's a bad thing:

Canadian govt complicit in Israeli war crimes
"In the midst of international condemnation of Israel’s attacks on civilians in Gaza, Canada’s ambassador to the UN issued a statement last week unequivocally supporting Israel’s “right to defend itself” and maintaining that Hamas was a “terrorist organization,” laying blame for civilian deaths firmly at the Palestinian group’s feet.

On Wednesday this week, Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper reiterated this stance after the Israeli bombing of a UN school in Gaza that killed at least 17 displaced Palestinians who were sheltering there, saying, “We hold the terrorist organization Hamas responsible for this. They have initiated and continue this conflict and continue to seek the destruction of the state of Israel.""
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"While Harper’s support for right wing Israeli politicians is in step with his support base, a large component of whom are evangelical Christians fundamentally opposed to a two-state solution, it’s becoming an issue in his growing unpopularity with Canadian voters."
The author even manages to get an anti-Christian slur in there, and he manages to put in a plug for all the right (read leftist) people: Judy Rebick, Rabble, KAIROS, the UN Security Council, Margaret Atwood, Tubby-er-Libby Davies. (Heavy sigh.)

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